Just a few days after the release of her new single, Britney Spears announced that she is returning to the VMA’s stage for the first time in 10 years. The popular artist confirmer that she will appear for the world-premiere performance of “Make Me…” ft. G-Eazy. The song is from Britney’s ninth studio album, called Glory, and the performance will be one of many standouts during the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards.”
The appearance also marks the first time fans will see a live performance from Spears’ new album, an album that will release just two-days before the VMAa on August 26th. It was also confirmed that “Make Me…” collaborator G-Eazy will join Spears on stage.
MTV announced that the 2016 VMAs will air LIVE from New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Spears made her announcement across social media with a video created by experimental L.A.-based experimental director Radical Friend.
With 28 nominations and 5 wins, Britney has been a mainstay at the VMAs with some of the most memorable and talked about moments in their history. Some of those moments include her 1999 medley performance of “Baby One More Time” / “Tearing Up My Heart” with *NSYNC, her 2000 fiery performance of “Oops I Did It Again,” her white python-clad performance of “Slave 4 You,” and of course her kiss with Madonna.
Spears and G-Eazy join previously announced performer and 2016 “Video Vanguard” recipient Rihanna for this year’s show.
Britney Spears is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning performer, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. In the U.S. alone, she has sold more than 70 million albums, singles and songs, according to Nielsen Music. Spears became a household name as a teenager when she released her first single “…Baby One More Time,” a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash and international hit that broke sales records with more than 27 million copies sold worldwide and is currently 14x Platinum in the U.S.
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards.” Garrett English, Erik Flannigan, Sandy Alouete, Lee Lodge and Jen Jones
are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive in Charge of Production for MTV. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.